Sweets for your sweetie

valentines shaped sugar cookies

Love is in the air, and edible Valentine gifts are now available at Lovejoy Bakers.  These whimsical shortbread cookies are oversized on purpose.  What better way to demonstrate the enormity of your love?  Available per piece at the counter.  Or call to pre-order a dozen.

Homemade oreo with buttercream filling and chocolate ganache

If chocolate is the key to your honey’s heart, these homemade “oreos” are sure to open the door.  Vanilla bean butter cream is sandwiched between two chocolate butter cookies… then dipped in dark chocolate ganache and dusted with crystal sugar.

Fig Bun

Not a conventional Valentine’s Day treat, this Glazed Fig Brioche is nonetheless a delightful gesture.  Special this month, it is lovely when enjoyed with coffee (Stumptown) or tea (Smith).

lovejoy's infamous house made granola

Did you know we make our own whole-grain Granola?  Now you can too.  See the recipe below to make a batch at home.  If you can’t find dried cherries, feel free to substitute dried cranberries, apricots or mangoes.

Lovejoy Bakers Granola
makes 5 pounds

1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
6 cups regular (not instant) oatmeal
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
In a very large bowl, combine oil, sugar, honey, cinnamon, and salt together.  Add oatmeal and mix well.  Form a shallow layer on sheet pan and bake for 45 minutes,  stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool and mix in remaining ingredients.  Store in a tightly sealed container.